Aaron Rodgers and the struggling Packers lost 15-9 to the Detroit Lions on Sunday. A team that they expected to bounce back from their losing streak against.
QB Aaron Rodgers turned in a awful performance, three interceptions, two of which were in the end zone. Rodgers appeared to take a shot at the Detroit Lions after the Packers dropped to 3-6 on the season following their fifth-straight loss.
“Can’t lose a game like that against that team, though, so that’s going to hurt for a while,” Rodgers said in his postgame press conference.
During the game, Rodgers could be seen visibly frustrated on the field and sideline. After the game, a reporter asked the quarterback if he regretted not retiring during the offseason and said he looked “miserable” at times.
“I think that’s an exaggeration,” Rodgers said. “Frustration and miserability are two different emotions. When I decided to come back, it was all in and I don’t make decisions on hindsight 20/20, you know, regrets about big decisions like that. So, I was all in.”
Rodgers mulled retirement during the offseason before eventually deciding to return. Not long after that, the Packers traded star WR Davante Adams to the Raiders, and now the team finds itself nearly devoid of playmakers in the passing game. Rodgers, the reigning NFL MVP, has thrown for 2,091 yards and 14 touchdowns through the first nine games of the season. He also has been intercepted seven times.
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers. Photo courtsey of Amy Lemus/NurPhoto via Getty Images